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rlee17

@verizon.net

is comcastspecial.com legit or a scam?

I'm thinking about making the switch over to comcast from verizon dsl, trying to find the best deal.

seems like at »www.comcastspecial.com/, they offer 6 months for $20 (which comcast offers regularly), but they offer a rebate, free modem, and free wifi router as well, which seems like an awesome deal.

has anyone gone through comcastspecial before? any feedback? what type of modem and router do they give for free if they in fact do?

thanks

brawney
Premium
join:2002-03-02
Frederick, MD
kudos:1

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I am also looking to switch my voice and DSL from Verizon to Comcast. I've looked around and had also seen this site. I don't know if it is legit.

But I was at Walmart the other week and a Comcast guy had a table setup and was offering a similar deal. He said I could get voice and 16m internet for $50 a month for 12 months! And he was going to throw in $125 in rebates too. I wasn't ready to make the switch at that particular moment. I'm going to head back over there on weekends to see if he comes back.


beerbum
Premium
join:2000-05-06
Reading, PA
kudos:1
Reviews:
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2 edits
reply to rlee17
I wouldn't trust it..

note all the different addresses and phone numbers for the domain contact "Channon Terence". Smells like a spamhouse operation.

WHOIS information for comcastspecial.com :

Domain ID:
Domain Name: comcastspecial.com
Created On: 20-Aug-2004 00:00:00
Expiration Date: 20-Aug-2010 00:00:00
Sponsoring Registrar: 'Check Whois' (WILDWESTDOMAINS) (WILDWESTDOMAINS)
Status: client_delete_prohibited,client_renew_prohibited,client_transfer_prohibited,client_update_prohibited
Name Server: ns.interbasix.net
Name Server: ns2.interbasix.net
Registrant ID: Unknown
Registrant Name: Comcast Corporation
Registrant Organization: Unknown
Registrant Street1: 1500 Market Street
Registrant Street2: Unknown
Registrant Street3: Unknown
Registrant City: Philadelphia
Registrant State/Province: Pennsylvania
Registrant Postal Code: 19102
Registrant Country: United States
Registrant Phone: Unknown
Registrant Fax: Unknown
Registrant Email: Unknown
Admin ID: Unknown
Admin Name: Channon Terence
Admin Organization: Unknown
Admin Street1: 1054 20th Place
Admin Street2: Unknown
Admin Street3: Unknown
Admin City: Vero Beach
Admin State: Florida
Admin Postal Code: 32960
Admin Country: United States
Admin Phone: 7725649871
Admin Fax: Unknown
Admin Email: terence@broadbandnational.com

WHOIS information for broadbandnational.com :

Domain ID:
Domain Name: broadbandnational.com
Created On: 16-Oct-2000 00:00:00
Expiration Date: 16-Oct-2014 00:00:00
Sponsoring Registrar: 'Check Whois' (WILDWESTDOMAINS) (WILDWESTDOMAINS)
Status: client_delete_prohibited,client_renew_prohibited,client_transfer_prohibited,client_update_prohibited
Name Server: ns.interbasix.net
Name Server: ns2.interbasix.net
Registrant ID: Unknown
Registrant Name: 2770 Indian River Blvd.
Registrant Organization: Unknown
Registrant Street1: Ste. 501
Registrant Street2: Unknown
Registrant Street3: Unknown
Registrant City: Vero Beach
Registrant State/Province: Florida
Registrant Postal Code: 32960
Registrant Country: United States
Registrant Phone: Unknown
Registrant Fax: Unknown
Registrant Email: Unknown
Admin ID: Unknown
Admin Name: Channon Terence
Admin Organization: Unknown
Admin Street1: Ste. 501
Admin Street2: Unknown
Admin Street3: Unknown
Admin City: Vero Beach
Admin State: Florida
Admin Postal Code: 32960
Admin Country: United States
Admin Phone: 5612772982
Admin Fax: 7723161004
Admin Email: terence@broadbandnational.com
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The good may die young, pricks live forever...

brawney
Premium
join:2002-03-02
Frederick, MD
kudos:1
reply to rlee17
rlee - being that we're both trying to do the same thing (switch from VZ) please keep me posted on what you end up doing and the costs. I'll do the same.


nerdburg
Premium
join:2009-08-20
Schuylkill Haven, PA
kudos:1
reply to rlee17
I can't vouch for that particular company, but there are authorized resellers all over the place, some have websites. They look legit to me.
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[Insert Comcast employee disclaimer here.]


rlee17

@verizon.net
reply to rlee17
looks like i'll probably just go through comcast and not a 3rd party affiliate. it does seem too good to be true, i rather not go through any troubles. comcast offers the 6 month for 19.99 anyways. i'm waiting to see how my verizon dsl acts in the next few weeks


untfan

join:2001-09-05
San Jose, CA
kudos:3
I've used ComcastOffers.com twice in the past with success both times... The rebate comes fairly quick as well.


rwong48

join:2002-11-10
San Jose, CA
I've used ComcastOffers.com 3 times in the last 4 years and it's been fine.

Fancy that you're from San Jose too

Badonkadonk
Premium
join:2000-12-17
Naperville, IL
kudos:5
reply to beerbum
Nothing not to trust. They take basic information and then shuttle you over to Comcast to complete the order process.

x0lliex

join:2001-08-21
San Jose, CA
reply to rlee17
I've used comcastoffers.com before, once last year. I'm in San Jose too. Seems like us people in San Jose like comcastoffers.com. Rebate came quickly and still got the same monthly prices that going directly through Comcast would've got me.

brawney
Premium
join:2002-03-02
Frederick, MD
kudos:1

1 edit
reply to rlee17
I called Comcast today and placed the order to switch from VZ phone and internet to Comcast CDV and HSI. Install is scheduled for Saturday the 19th. We'll see what happens. Crossing my fingers that I don't have any problems with Comcast. Been a VZ customer since the beginning of time.

Comcast gave me CDV/HSi double play for $62.94 a month for 12 months, then it goes up to $85.90 a month. A bit expensive when it goes up in a year, but I have a year to try and figure out what I'm gonna do when that time comes.


rlee17

@verizon.net
reply to rlee17
good to hear about the success stories from san jose. i guess i might give them a try then